Chattanooga Facial Plastic Surgeon
6151 Shallowford Rd., Ste 101
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37421 US

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39 Year Old with Saggy Neck, Poor Genes - Chattanooga, TN

Dr. Shire was very straightforward with me, as I initially thought I only wanted a neck lift. He showed me his concerns regarding marionette lines and howling and if those areas weren't addressed they would be more pronounced. He answered all my questions and his office staff made me feel much at ease!

5 out of 5 stars Juvederm

Pucker Up! - Chattanooga, TN

Dr Shire is amazing! He is professional, courteous and extremely talented.

5 out of 5 stars Chemical Peel

Chemical Peel and Lip Injection

Dr. Shire is very attentative and explains the entire procedure and answers any question you may have. All my procedures have been painless and the outcome has been what I have expected.

5 out of 5 stars Facelift

64 Years Old Female Who Was Very Hesitate to Have Done - Chattanooga, TN

Dr. Shire is an excellent communicator telling me what to expect and what was required by me. Results so far seem to be in line with the expectations.

5 out of 5 stars Facelift

50 Yr Old Woman in Need of Face-lift After 100+lb Weight Loss - Chattanooga, TN

Dr. Shire was professional and thorough while explaining each step of the procedure. He was honest with what I should expect from the procedure, along with the healing time and how long it would take to see the final results.

5 out of 5 stars Botox

59 Year Old Female - Chattanooga, TN

Dr. Shire and his staff make you feel very comfortable in his office. When he came into the room he explained the procedure in detail and made sure all of my questions were answered. He also went over the care for after the procedure. During the procedure I was very surprised that it was rather painless. Dr. Shire was very gentle and professional with the entire procedure.

5 out of 5 stars Facelift

The Eyes Have It - Chattanooga, TN

Dr. Shire was very thorough in explaining everything, answering my numerous questions without patronizing me or making me feel stupid. The amount of time he spent with me and the fact that he or his staff did not pressure me into anything extra that I wasn't there for, helped put me at ease. I live in Florida and heard about Dr. Shire. After checking him out and consulting with several...

5 out of 5 stars PicoSure

44 Year Old Mother of 2 with Tattoo Regret - Chattanooga, TN

Dr. Shire and Diane took great care of me and I have returned for Botox, Fillers and Peels.

5 out of 5 stars Botox

Worth Every Penny! - Chattanooga, TN

Could not have asked for a better experience with Dr. Shire! Made me feel good about my first time with Botox.

5 out of 5 stars Facelift

61year Old Female-first Cosmetic Procedure - Chattanooga, TN

Dr Shire and his entire staff were wonderful to work with. I especially appreciated how Dr Shire explained everything and answered all of my questions. I was very pleased with my very natural appearing results.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and American Board of Otolaryngology


American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS)
Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)

Awards & Recognition

Voted Best Plastic Surgeon, 7 years
RealSelf Top Doctor


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: Fine Arts and Microbiology, Ohio State University
    Medical: MD, Medical College of Ohio
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Internship: General Surgery, The University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
    Residency: Otolaryngology and Maxillofacial Surgery, The University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
    Fellowship: Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Tulane University, New Orleans

Treatments offered at Shire Facial Plastic Surgery

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Will Electric Stimulation Machines Help Firm Facial Muscles?

The idea of micro-current and electrical stimulation to the facial muscles to "firm up" or tighten the face does not work. It is a scam to call it a... READ MORE

Is my nose bifid, bulbous or both? Could just tip rhinoplasty fix it? How much would that cost in Nashville? (Photo)

You do have a wide, boxy nasal tip that can be corrected. The most important first step is to consult with an expert in rhinoplasty. This is a doctor... READ MORE

What Tattoo Ink Colors Are Easiest to Remove?

Using the PicoSure laser Black, Blues, and Greens clear the quickest, easiest, and most completely. The results also depend on the volume of ink used,... READ MORE

Is a neck lift my only hope? I had RF treatments and this is the outcome! (Photo)

You are an excellent candidate for a neck lift/ lower facelift. RF and the other "non-invasive" tightening procedures will not improve this situation... READ MORE

Would a chin implant improve my side profile? (photo)

To give you a better answer I would need to have either better photos  and /or an examination. However from the photo you posted you do appear to ... READ MORE

Am I an ideal candidate for a chin implant? (photos)

I agree with your surgeon that you would benefit greatly from a chin implant. The import thing is the implant needs to extend to the prejowl area... READ MORE

Female, 20s with double chin (not overweight). What options would fix my issue? (Photo)

Your issue is a very common one, and it is not a weight issue, but genetic.  From the photos you you are an excellent candidate for a sub-mental ... READ MORE

Age 64. Have lost approx 60 lbs since 2012. Lots of loose skin with vertical lines under chin. (photos)

Congratulations on losing the weight! The lower half of the face, from the check bone down and including the neck is actually all connected. A great... READ MORE

Will a TCA peel help fade my tattoo? (photos)

No! A TCA peel will have no effect on a tattoo. The ink is not on the surface but through all layers of the dermis to possible sub-dermis. READ MORE

Would chin fillers help or is my chin so far back that I need an implant? Please help xx (Photo)

I agree that you would greatly benefit from a chin augmentation, it would balance your face. If you are scheduled for a rhinoplasty, it is very easy... READ MORE

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Facelift: Why the Incision Technique Matters

Live from AAFPRS 2016, Dr. James Shire discusses the importance of taking a doctor's incision technique into account when desiring a natural-appearing result from your facelift procedure. WATCH VIDEO

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